Saint for the Third Millennium, The
St. Therese of Lisieux
|Author: Connor, Rev. Charles P.
|Publisher: Alba House New York
Through spiritual childhood one experiences that everything comes from God, returns to Him, and abides in Him, for the salvation of all, in a mystery of merciful love. Such is the doctrinal message taught and lived by Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. After having thus turned the spotlight on the spiritual message of the Little Flower, Pope John Paul II solemnly declared her a Doctor of the Church at a Youth Day Rally in Paris, France, on Mission Sunday, October 19, 1997. Probably one of the best known and certainly one of the best loved of all the Saints in the Roman Calendar, questions still remain regarding the mystery of her impact on the modern world. Who was she? What exactly was her message? How did she embody the doctrine that she taught? What does she have to say to us that would make us call her: The Saint for the Third Millennium? In his well-researched, inimitable and highly readable style, Father Connor sheds new insights into the life and message of this great saint who has much to say to us today.